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June 24, 2014

The 33-year-old said it’s ‘sad’ to see Beverly Hills hotel workers suffering because of anti-gay laws in effect halfway across the world

Celebrity personality Kim Kardashian claims there must be ‘another solution’ to boycotting the anti-gay Sultan of Brunei’s Beverly Hills Hotel.

Last month celebrities from the US to UK announced a very public boycott against the Sultan of Brunei, who owns the Beverly Hills hotel and other Dorchester Hotels, because he approved Islamic Sharia law that will eventually see gay people stoned to death.

May 21, 2014

Hollywood star is one of the very few celebs who does not agree with the boycott owned by the Sultan of Brunei who brought in a law punishing gay sex with death by stoning

Russell Crowe has opposed a boycott of hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei, the man who introduced a law punishing gay people with death by stoning.

The Beverly Hills Hotel, as well as others in the Dorchester Collection, has been the target of a boycott pioneered by celebs like Ellen DeGeneres and Stephen Fry.

Other high-profile names include Richard Branson, Sharon Osbourne and Kim Kardashian.

The Gladiator star said he did not agree with a boycott as it hurts the staff he considers his ‘friends’.

May 10, 2014

CEO defends hotel saying it has done 'nothing wrong' and asks if consumers will boycott other hotels and businesses with links to countries that have similar laws

The iconic Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, California says boycotts led by celebrities including Ellen DeGeneres, Stephen Fry, Jay Leno and Virgin CEO Richard Branson have resulted in cancellations of several major events worth US$1.5 million, according to NBC News.

The Motion Picture & Television Fund thhis week announced it won't hold its annual Night Before the Oscar party at the hotel as it has for many years.

May 10, 2014

CEO defends hotel saying it has done 'nothing wrong' and asks if consumers will boycott other hotels and businesses with links to countries that have similar laws

The iconic Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, California says boycotts led by celebrities including Ellen DeGeneres, Stephen Fry, Jay Leno and Virgin CEO Richard Branson have resulted in cancellations of several major events worth US$1.5 million, according to NBC News.

The Motion Picture & Television Fund thhis week announced it won't hold its annual Night Before the Oscar party at the hotel as it has for many years.

May 6, 2014

HRC President Chad Griffin: 'The sultan is offering free strawberries to LGBT couples in L.A. and death by stoning to those in Brunei'

The Human Rights Campaign is blasting hotels owned the sultan of Brunei for promoting wedding services to gay couples. Their owner has imposed Islamic criminal punishments in his country that includes stoning gay people to death.

The largest LGBTI equal rights organization in the US is calling out as hypocrisy the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Bel-Air Hotel seeking wedding business in California where same-sex marriage became legal again last year.

May 6, 2014

HRC President Chad Griffin: 'The sultan is offering free strawberries to LGBT couples in L.A. and death by stoning to those in Brunei'

The Human Rights Campaign is blasting hotels owned the sultan of Brunei for promoting wedding services to gay couples. Their owner has imposed Islamic criminal punishments in his country that includes stoning gay people to death.

The largest LGBTI equal rights organization in the US is calling out as hypocrisy the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Bel-Air Hotel seeking wedding business in California where same-sex marriage became legal again last year.

May 5, 2014

Famed hotel, owned by the Sultan of Brunei, is beginning to lose events like tonight's Global Women's Rights Awards

Former Tonight Show host Jay Leno stepped back into the limelight Monday (5 May) to join a demonstration across from The Beverly Hills Hotel protesting human rights violations the Sultan of Brunei.

The landmark hotel, home to many high-profile events each year, is owned by the Sultan of Brunei who has imposed a series of Islamic criminal punishments that include stoning gay people to death.

'What year is this? 1814? Come on people, it’s 2014,' Leno said.

May 5, 2014

Famed hotel, owned by the Sultan of Brunei, is beginning to lose events like tonight's Global Women's Rights Awards

Former Tonight Show host Jay Leno stepped back into the limelight Monday (5 May) to join a demonstration across from The Beverly Hills Hotel protesting human rights violations the Sultan of Brunei.

The landmark hotel, home to many high-profile events each year, is owned by the Sultan of Brunei who has imposed a series of Islamic criminal punishments that include stoning gay people to death.

'What year is this? 1814? Come on people, it’s 2014,' Leno said.

April 27, 2014

Protesters gathered outside the hotel in Los Angeles to campaign against the Sultan of Brunei’s plan to make gay sex punishable by stoning

Protests against Brunei’s proposed anti-gay policies continued on Saturday (26 April) when a small group of campaigners picketed outside the Beverly Hills Hotel, US.

In light of the Sultanate of Brunei’s plans to make homosexuality a crime punishable by stoning, several equality groups and campaigners have called for people to boycott the chain of hotels owned by him.

April 27, 2014

Protesters gathered outside the hotel in Los Angeles to campaign against the Sultan of Brunei’s plan to make gay sex punishable by stoning

Protests against Brunei’s proposed anti-gay policies continued on Saturday (26 April) when a small group of campaigners picketed outside the Beverly Hills Hotel, US.

In light of the Sultanate of Brunei’s plans to make homosexuality a crime punishable by stoning, several equality groups and campaigners have called for people to boycott the chain of hotels owned by him.

April 18, 2014

A conference of high worth donors to LGBTI causes has taken its business away from The Beverley Hills Hotel in Los Angeles to protest its owner’s, the Sultanate of Brunei, new policy of stoning homosexuals to death

The South East Asian Sultanate of Brunei’s sharia based new penal code is getting some blowback in the United States where a gathering of high worth donors to LGBTI causes has dropped plans to use a hotel owned by the Sultanate for a conference.

October 21, 2013

'We are both surrounded by so many people who make our lives better and easier'

Three-time Emmy winner Jim Parsons and partner Todd Spiewak were the star attraction at the GLSEN Respect Awards over the weekend where they were presented with the Inspiration Award.

At the event at the Beverly Hills Hotel, which honored leaders in the struggle against bullying LGBT youth, Parsons said he never thought of himself as an activist.

May 8, 2013

Hotel spokesperson says Brunei government owners do not effect their policies, but protest organizer says that's not the point

The Beverly Hills Hotel has responded to the accusation that they are owned by the anti-gay government of Brunei.

'There are dozens of countries with laws not as progressive as the United States or the state of California, and extreme conservative religious and rigid forms of law exist in many nations around the world,' said a statement from Leslie Lefkowitz, spokesperson for the Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air.

April 30, 2013

Union in California takes on Asian fight against anti-gay practices in Brunei, by picketing Brunei-owned Beverly Hills Hotel

A union on the other side of the world has taken on the fight of LGBT activists in Asia who were excluded from a meeting in Brunei last week.

US-based hospitality union Unite Here were alerted to the exclusion of LGBT groups from an ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) conference by a Gay Star News report.

April 30, 2013

Union in California takes on Asian fight against anti-gay practices in Brunei, by picketing Brunei-owned Beverly Hills Hotel

A union on the other side of the world has taken on the fight of LGBT activists in Asia who were excluded from a meeting in Brunei last week.

US-based hospitality union Unite Here were alerted to the exclusion of LGBT groups from an ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) conference by a Gay Star News report.

May 18, 2012

Former attorney for two male masseurs accuses the famed lawyer of stealing his clients

Gloria Allred, the Los Angeles-based attorney known for taking high-profile cases, is now representing the two male masseurs accusing actor John Travolta of sexual battery and harassment.

It's the latest twist in a case filled with lurid allegations against the star of such classic films as Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Pulp Fiction.

The identities of the two men have not been revealed - they are known as John Doe #1 and John Doe #2.

May 15, 2012

Man had alleged Travolta acted inappropriately at Atlanta resort

One of the lawsuits filed by a male masseur accusing actor John Travolta of sexual battery and harassment has been dismissed.

No reason for the dismissal has been given, according to TheWrap.com.

The suit was filed last week by a man, known only as John Doe #2, who alleged that while at an Atlanta resort in January, Travolta tried to force him to touch his genitals and tried to 'grab, rub and caress [the masseur's] upper thighs and buttocks.'

May 11, 2012

Split comes after date of accusation appears have been proven incorrect

One of the male masseurs who is suing actor John Travolta for sexual battery and harassment has split with his lawyer as some details in his case appear to be faulty.

The man, known only as John Doe 1, alleges he was accosted by Travolta during a massage at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Jan. 16. But photos and a restaurant receipt published by TMZ on Wednesday appear to prove that Travolta was in New York on that day.

May 9, 2012

Second male masseur has made allegations of sexual battery and harassment against the actor

John Travolta is being sued by a second male masseur accusing him of sexual battery and harassment, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday (8 May).

It comes on the heels of a lawsuit filed Monday by a man who claims he was hired by Travolta to give him a massage at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Both incidents are alleged to have occurred in January.

May 8, 2012

Travolta faces a $2million (€1.5million) lawsuit for sexual battery. Spokespeople dismiss allegations as 'complete fiction'

John Travolta is being sued for sexually assaulting a male masseur in Beverly Hills, California earlier this year.

According to the lawsuit, the American actor touched the masseur's scrotum and the shaft of his penis during a massage session.

Travolta reportedly made several sexual advances at 'John Doe' at the Beverly Hills Hotel.